Ashfield: Aboriginal couture Jimmy Choo heels to shine at Town of Bassendean’s Naidoc Family Day

Astrid Tshidibu (BEYA Model Academy), Acclaimed Noongar artist Peter Farmer, Trudy Snow, who won the Miss Kwokbordok (Beautiful) award at Miss Naidoc and Jacinta Blurton (Model). Photo: Andrew Ritchie
Astrid Tshidibu (BEYA Model Academy), Acclaimed Noongar artist Peter Farmer, Trudy Snow, who won the Miss Kwokbordok (Beautiful) award at Miss Naidoc and Jacinta Blurton (Model). Photo: Andrew Ritchie

AUSTRALIA’S only pair of Aboriginal couture Jimmy Choo heels, designed by local Noongar artist Peter Farmer, will be showcased at the Town of Bassendean’s Naidoc Family Day.

The annual event at Ashfield Reserve on July 12 will feature a runway show with models from Beya Modelling Agency, a workshop by artist Sharyn Egan, jobs expo, youth zone and a Swan Districts sports zone.

Bassendean resident and 2018 Miss Naidoc Miss Kwobordok (“beautiful” in Noongar) winner Trudy Snow will be the MC.

Astrid Tshidibu (BEYA Model Academy). Photo: Andrew Ritchie

Mr Farmer, formerly of Bassendean, said a model would be holding the shoes, worth $25,000 and one of five pairs in the world, during the runway show.

“I think just having your artwork on an item (that) you can take anywhere around the world … is a big privilege,” he said.

Model Jacinta Blurton.

“There aren’t any other designs like this. The other pairs of shoes are on show in New York and London.

“I met Professor Choo in 2015. He came over and gave a talk at Curtin University. I took in some designs and we just decided to collaborate.”

Acclaimed Noongar artist Peter Farmer holding a piar of shoes from designer Jimmy Choo. Photo: Andrew Ritchie

Mr Farmer said his family always attended the Naidoc event, which was an opportunity for young Noongars to show their talent.

The event will be held from 10.30am to 3pm.

Trudy Snow, who won the Miss Kwokbordok (Beautiful) award at Miss Naidoc. Photo: Andrew Ritchie